2 – 9 July 2023
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Walter Jackson

Walter Jackson

2022
Caring for Country and Culture Award

Walter Jackson is a Ngarrindjeri man from South Australia. He has worked in a number of roles on significant projects in the Ngarrindjeri region, including as Chief Executive of Ngopamuldi Aboriginal Corporation.

Walter is an advocate of improved employment opportunities for First Nations and young people in water management and land-care projects. Under his leadership, the Ngopamuldi Aboriginal Corporation secured funding for projects around cockle harvesting, nursery irrigation and soft plastic recycling. This has allowed Ngopamuldi to provide training and job opportunities, including for inmates at Mobilong prison.

As a role model for Aboriginal youth and the broader Ngarrindjeri community, Walter emphasises and promotes the cultural, environmental, and spiritual knowledge of Traditional Owners to improve and sustain the well-being of Country, land and water. He uses his interest in caring for Country to engage others in innovative projects that protect the environment for future generations.